What About Us

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about self-image and being yourself.

Submitted: August 11, 2017

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Rejected more times, 

Than what I can recall. 

Reputation viewed negatively, 

Character misunderstood.  

 

Few could see the truth, 

The truth as was my character. 

Their backs turned away, 

A cold shoulder of rejection. 

 

Perception they had of me, 

Strange, weird, different, 

Their opinions flew constant, 

Until my spirit was broken.

 

Emptiness I felt; confidence lost.

Alone in my sorrow; felt less of a human being.  

What about me; for I knew I was not alone, 

What about us; we all would ask. 

 

Realization they never did, 

For perseverance and strength, 

Was underestimated, 

And I rose above the haters. 

 

Original I was; different perhaps. 

Changed attitude; the right people came in. 

Years of being rejected, 

Now I feel whole.

 

Love thy others; for we are all original,

Focus on character; less on reputation.

For reputation is the eye of nameless faces,

And character is our destiny.

 

What about us?

Answers lie within,

Nothing is fair; nothing is guaranteed.

It gets better in time.  

 

 


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